The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percentof these people residing in cities.
Peru’s legislature approved the continuation of a 2012 initiative to motivate and reward local governments for taking steps toward improved road safety, public spaces, and non-motorized transport.
In a victory for EMBARQ Andino and the team led by Jorge Jara and Sybil Settlemyre, Peru’s legislature passed the 2013 Municipal Management and Modernization Plan, continuing a 2012 initiative to motivate and reward local governments for taking steps toward improve
EMBARQ will begin incorporating feedback into a final document expected to be released by the end of 2013
WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type of cancer.
EMBARQ and the World Bank are pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, are scheduled to be part of the keynote session on January 18, 2013 at Transforming Transportation.
p>The Across Latitudes and Cultures - Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT) is announcing a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing international collaboration across the BRT space.
The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship is now seeking applicants to innovate for sustainable transport. Lee was a founder of EMBARQ and dedicated his professional life to the efficient use of energy in mobility. An astrophysicist and a studied musician, Lee was an iconoclast in the field of energy efficiency.
October 1 - October 4, Mexico City
EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport, will be co-hosting the 8th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Transport in coordination with Walk 21, the City of Mexico City, the Mexican Ministry of the Environment and Plan Verde.
Experts recommend measures to reduce traffic safety risk.
During the first week of September, a group of 20 EMBARQ specialists and international experts visited the Transoeste bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor in Rio de Janeiro to analyze the road safety conditions of the stations, the corridor, and its surrounding areas.